The Pittsburg State Enactus team finished in the top 40 out of more than 600 teams at the 2014 Enactus United States National Exposition in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The group presented at the conference, highlighting its success with Krimson Kultuur, Enactus Community Employment and the Suit Up For Success program.
By finishing in the top 40, the PSU team earned $3,000 in prize money. Enactus President Danielle Ackermann said the money will be used to further enhance Enactus programming.
“We were all pleased with how we did at nationals,” she said, “but we all also know we can do much better. Being in the top 40 is wonderful, but we want to be at the top of the top 40.”
The national exposition also allowed the students to market themselves as potential employees to some of the world’s major corporations. The career fair featured representatives from companies such as Kraft, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Walgreens, Home Depot and Pepsi.
“Overall, our students received 20 interviews with 17 companies, found 11 internship opportunities and spoke with recruiters regarding 13 potential jobs,” Enactus Adviser Suzanne Hurt said. “That’s one of the big advantages of being in Enactus. The jobs find you.”